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Needing new lights up front. ideas?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomarotto, Aug 29, 2011.

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What should my front light setup look like?

Poll closed Sep 28, 2011.
  1. keep the current setup and suck it up. save money.

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. go with the 4 Hellas up front

    29 vote(s)
    78.4%
  3. there are better options you can go with. (explain)

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  1. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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    tacomarotto

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    my PIAAs are cracked and nearly retired... im kinda over the walmart fog lights as well...:rolleyes:

    shoot me an idea for a front end set up or vote for my
    "attempt" at mocking up something on paint:D

    im bored. dont hate.


    current setup

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    attempt at mocking up Hellas on paint

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    I like the 4 hella's, but what about say maybe two lightforces where those 4 are?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    tacomarotto

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    iv never seen the prices on those suckers. im about to check that out right meow
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    im seeing 250-350 per pair....
     
  5. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    tacomarotto

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  6. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    Yeah I think they're pretty pricey, but I was just trying to help you get some ideas flowing!
     
  7. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    Damn! Hopefully someone can chime in that knows about them and tell you if that's what they go for or what
     
  8. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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    yea. iv seen them in person and they are a sharp looking light man. great looks for sure. im not sure if id be willing to drop the cash on those though.

    the PIAA were a sort of gift. thats why i got em. but im bummed that they are cracked.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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  10. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:03 AM
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    Well I vote for 2 Hella's (since you seem to have interest in the Hella's) instead of 4, evenly spaced of course, for the top half.

    For the lower half I have a couple ideas. If you do not plan on putting a winch, you could put one 6"-10" "E" Series LED light bar from Rigid Industries.

    http://www.RigidIndustries.com/category-s/129.htm

    OR you could get 2 Rigid Industries Dulley/D2 and put them where your current PIAA lights are.

    http://www.RigidIndustries.com/D2-p/d2.htm

    Only Problem with RI is they are expensive, but incredible lights and you get what you pay for.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    damn. those are badass! woooweee they are pretty penny though!
     
  12. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:05 AM
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    but i am planning to get a winch in there. someday
     
  13. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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  14. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    those are sweet man. i might keep those in mind
     
  15. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    I say two hellas converted to HID, I think that four might look weird stuffed in there. The light output might be blocked as well. Maybe three hellas? I've got two hellas mounted on my TG tube bumper and only two 700ffs would fit. It looks like we've got just about the same amount of room for lights in that area on our bumpers.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    yea true... maybe 3 lights is the best route here.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Which hellas are you looking at? The 500s? The 700s? Three of the 500s would probably fit but I think the 700s would be pushing it if they fit at all.
     
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    Move the rectangle walmart specials down to where the piaa's are and get 2 Hellas for where the walmarts were...............
     
  19. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    tacomarotto

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    the 500 for sure. they 700 might be too thick.
     
  20. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    i did think of that. and point the walmart ones down for more direct light on the ground in front of the truck....
     
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